Xiaofang Zhan

PhD student

Research Overview

My PhD project is to explore the relationship between craft, making and design for sustainability; and examine the current crafts and craft practices espeically in the Yangtze River Delta, China; to determine the particular issues and problems with them. Eventually it aims to develop design led strategies and ecosystems for the crafts in this region in line with the principles of sustainability.

Value Direction: Moving Crafts toward Sustainability in the Yangstze River Delta, China
Zhan, X., Walker, S. 19/04/2018 In: Sustainability. 10, 4, 20 p.
Journal article

Crafts in the Yangtze River Delta China: Designing A Renewed Ecology for Sustainability
Zhan, X. 14/09/2017 In: The Design Journal. 20 , 6, p. 867-876. 10 p.
Journal article

Craft and Sustainability: Potential for Design Intervention in Crafts in the Yangtze River Delta, China
Zhan, X., Walker, S., Hernandez, R.J., Evans, M. 6/09/2017 In: The Design Journal. 20, Suppl. 1, p. S2919-S2934. 16 p.
Journal article

Craft and Design for Sustainability: Leverage for Change
Zhan, X., Walker, S. 2017
Conference paper